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Twitter to boost appeal with 280-character limit

Twitter is testing allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters -- double the existing limit -- in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network.


China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting

Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month.


Tech dreams live or die on startup battlefields

Fearing failure but driven by a chance at Silicon Valley stardom, young entrepreneurs pitch their dreams in mere minutes at startup competitions like TechCrunch Disrupt that ended here Wednesday.


The last days of a 'village' in China's Silicon Valley

Surrounded by the sleek hi-tech campuses and luxury condominiums of "Beijing's Silicon Valley", migrants from the countryside recreate village life, cooking in outdoor communal areas, playing cards and showering in the street.


Google likely to buy stake in HTC

Google is set to announce it is buying part of Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.


Sin Chew wins coveted award in WCIT

Sin Chew Media Corporation won ASOCIO's Outstanding User Organization Award at the WCIT congress in Taiwan.


Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X

Apple laid claim to the future of the smartphone Tuesday with a 10th anniversary iPhone X, touting the device as the next generation of mobile computing.


Saudi Arabian 'honesty' app takes internet by storm

Fizzing with boyish exuberance, Saudi programmer Zainalabdin Tawfiq could be mistaken for a college freshman, but the popularity of his "honesty" app has shone a spotlight on the conservative kingdom's nascent tech scene.


Facebook makes it simple to see if friends are safe

Facebook on Monday made it simpler to see whether friends have checked in as "safe" on the online platform during disasters or other dangerous events.


TV's next big experiment: 'choose your own adventure'

It's an all-too-familiar frustration for film fans -- wanting to yell at the character who picks up the wrong suitcase, forgets the torch batteries or assumes wrongly the killer is dead.


 

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